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[liberationtech] Let's make rooting phones a crime

hwamyeon hwamyeon at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 15:51:03 PST 2013


Was it really a new regulation? My understanding was that it was illegal
since the DMCA was first passed in 1998, but didn't receive any press
till a temporary exemption expired last month.

While I agree that the anti-circumvention provision of the DMCA should
be revoked, I don't think we should be tasking the Librarian of Congress
to do this for us. The Librarian of Congress's power of exemption is
supposed to be specifically in the interest of supporting the mission of
the library. Fundamental changes to the DMCA is a political issue that
we should be tasking Congress with.

On 02/20/13 18:30, Cooper Quintin wrote:
> Forward from the guardian project listserve:
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
> Oh wait, it already is! Thanks to new DMCA regulations.
>
> If we get 100,000 petitions on the White House petition site, Obama has
> to make a statement about this issue. The good news is that *there are
> already 88,457 signatures*! The bad news is that *there are only a few
> days left *to reach the goal.
>
> YOU can take a stand against making rooting phones a crime. Register and
> sign the petition here - http://wh.gov/yA9n. I mean, you want to be
> more like *Vint Cerf* and *JP Barlow*, right? Well they're on board
> <http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/02/mobile-unlocking-petition/>.
> For more details, check out this article in the Atlantic
> <http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/the-most-ridiculous-law-of-2013-so-far-it-is-now-a-crime-to-unlock-your-smartphone/272552/>
>
> At Guardian Project we seek to ensure that everyone is as secure and
> private as they want to be when using their phones. Attempts at
> installing cops in our phones are a disservice to human rights the world
> over. Thanks for listening and doing your part.
>
> In solidarity,-
>
> Mark
>
> P.S. You're at the bottom and haven't signed yet? Click here to get to
> 100,000 <http://wh.gov/yA9n>!
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